Pianist Eric Clark , now twenty-five years old, has been heard throughout much of the United States and in Europe . Eric has performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, in Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall and Carnegie Music Hall, and at Severence Hall, in Cleveland . In Europe, he has given solo recitals in Germany and Italy , the most recent of which was a benefit concert at the Ahaus Castle in Germany , which raised over five thousand dollars for the Haiti relief efforts.
Eric is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University , where he studied with Sergey Schepkin (from ‘07-‘09) and Enrique Graf ('03-'07). He also coached with Earl Wild and Ilana Vered during these years. He graduated in 2007 with college and university honors, and received a full scholarship to complete his master's degree, conferred in 2009.
Eric recently performed at Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan. Click here to view the video.
Eric recently performed at MusicFest Perugia, Italy. Click here to see one of his performances.
Winning first-prize in the 2009 Concerto Competition at Carnegie Mellon, Eric made his Pittsburgh debut in March 2010 to great acclaim, playing the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, conducted by Ronald Zollman. In 2006, Eric performed the Haydn Concerto in D with Sinfonia Perugina, in Perugia , Italy , conducted by Enrico Marconi.
Eric has received numerous awards in competitions, including the Music Teacher's National Assocation competition, the Steinway Society of Western Pennsylvania, the Silberman Chamber Music Competition as well as Concerto Competition at Carnegie Mellon, and was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Louisiana International Piano Competition. He was awarded a full-tuition assistantship to study at the Peabody Conservatory in 2009, though unable to attend. Also an accomplished visual artist, Eric's paintings have won awards at New Jersey arts festivals.
Born in 1985, Eric is from River Vale, New Jersey , and currently resides in Fort Lee , New Jersey .